What kind of peppers are in Thai food?

Peppers commonly used in Thai cooking include: Bird’s eye chili (prik kee noo), Spur chili (prik chee fah), Karen chili (prik kariang), Serrano chili (prik kee noo kaset), and sweet pepper (prik yuak).

Are Thai peppers hot?

How hot are Thai peppers? These chilies fall in the range of “pretty darn hot”, which in more scientific terms means around 50,000 to 100,000 Scoville heat units. That’s about 23 times the average heat of a jalapeño. But really they are at the bottom rung of what you’d call the hot peppers.

Are Thai peppers healthy?

“Thai peppers are also an excellent source of riboflavin and niacin: Niacin increases a person’s good cholesterol levels, also reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Plus, niacin deficiency can lead to a disease called pellagra, which is characterized by insomnia, dementia and diarrhea.”

How long does it take for Thai peppers to turn red?

The chilies themselves are relatively small, and grow plentifully on the small plant. They typically take on a deep red color as they reach maturity, typically around 130 days.

What is a substitute for Thai chilies?

Thai chiles: A thin-skinned chile typically found in red and green, popular in numerous Asian dishes. (Bird chile is the name of the dried form; drying the chile gives it the hook shape, similar to a bird’s beak.) Substitution: Fresh or dried cayenne peppers or serrano chiles.

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